Doctoral Student

BA, Sociology & Public Policy, University of Chicago


I am interested in studying contemporary American politics and policy, particularly the overt and covert ideological structures that mediate political action. The political and moral beliefs of what are traditionally thought of as low-level or sideline political actors (think tank staff, municipal employees, populations "targeted" by policy interventions) are of specific concern for me. What role do these beliefs play in the construction of political practice? How is knowledge about political practice produced, disseminated, and consumed? I intend to pursue these questions primarily through ethnographic research.